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-tax movement. his goal, to take big government and, in his words, drown it in the bathtub. norquist's weapon is the taxpayer protection pledge, which was at one point signed by 95% of gop members of congress. >> can you raise your hand if you feel so strongly about not raising taxes? >> on the campaign trail this year, only one republican presidential candidate, jon huntsman, dared to cross him. norquist has clout. he's called the most powerful unelected man in america today. >> he signed a pledge, it's without congress. >> that pledge is for that congress. >> i'm not obligated on the pledge. >> republicans are jumping ship and supporting unspecified r revenue hikes to help cut the deficit. and big business resigned to higher taxes. here is lloyd blankfein. >> we had to lift up the marginal rate. >> norquist's response? >> some of these people have had impure thoughts. no one pulled the trigger and voted for a tax increase. >> to be sure, norquist is still raking in big bucks. according to open secrets.org, he shelled out almost $14 million to defeat democratic opponents in this past electio
services, flip the screen guys, business and professional services, 43,000 of those. the government pointing out that computer systems analysts and related fields have strong demand and good pay there. every month, you're looking backward. the trend is important. two years now of jobs growth, but look at how difficult it has been to stay above 200,000 jobs per month. it gets up there one or two months, then can't quite stay up there. we need to see next year, some better jobs, durability of this for next year. >> this report was supposed to be weak. superstorm sandy, a number of labor disputes. the fiscal cliff. we were expecting the number to go up from 7.9 to 8%. went down to 7.7. a number of economists, created 146,000 jobs, so before you opine on the report, how accurate and reliable do you feel this report was? >> well, first of all, i think it's important to know there were downward revisions to the past two months, which makes the trend not look as good. it's also important to note that anywhere between 50 to 100,000, which about 86,000 were affected by the storm, is not cons
to the government having any role in an infrastructure build in this country? >> if you want more infrastructure, think about 20 to 25% more roads, bridges and repairs. just get rid of the davis bacon act which requires union wages on all of the projects that inflate the cost. it's much more expensive to do a federal project than the private jobs. >> you want the drive down wages. >> david, i want taxpayers to get value for their money. look, i'm saying i don't want 5%, 10% of infrastructure dollars going into the coffers of the labor bosses in america. that's what's happening now. >> it really is an interesting, rich discussion. doesn't answer the question i had which said will we really do a bad thing for the economy? as kiss tasteful as it seems to you would we do a bad thing for the economy if we went from 36% to 39.6? >> let's say the republicans and i think in the end of the day they will give barack obama his tax increase on the rich. but you know what? we go into 2013 with still a trillion dollar a deficit. the question i ask you two and president obama is what's act two? what do we do n
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